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United States/Stamps : About US Errors

 

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virgilp

21 Dec 2018
10:45:55am
1. Why there are so many errors of US stamps getting on the market? No quality control? Or just a way to create more varieties?
2. Why some collectors are luckier than others in finding these stamps?
3. How stamps from printer's waste are hitting the market? The waste supposed to end in the trash!
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michael78651
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21 Dec 2018
11:34:53am
re: About US Errors

1 - What are you called an "error"? What mostly gets out into the market are the "freaks" and "oddities". Errors are usually very scarce.

2 - The same way that some people have the winning lottery jackpot ticket. LUCK.

3 - Pilfering by employees.

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virgilp

21 Dec 2018
12:20:10pm
re: About US Errors

Few examples I thought that a stamps with the following problems are errors:
Die cutting omitted;
Die cutting inverted;
Imperf pair;
Missing color;
Double hologram;
Hologram missing;
etc., etc.

I am not a money collector, but is the same situation with paper money? Are employees pilfering bad banknotes from printing process?

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dani20
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21 Dec 2018
02:19:26pm
re: About US Errors

Virgilp,
Michael is exactly right in what he points out, yet the categories that you list (Die cutting omitted; Die cutting inverted;Imperf pair;Missing color;Double hologram;Hologram missing) do contain legitimate errors.

Familiarize yourself with the Scott Catalogue of Errors by Stephan R.Datz for more info on the different types, along with cat. values. The broad area of collecting is called EFO's(Errors,Freaks,Oddities) and we do have members here that are involved in that collecting. (I personally love it, others are turned off by it.)

Good hunting,
Dan C.

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virgilp

21 Dec 2018
10:45:55am

1. Why there are so many errors of US stamps getting on the market? No quality control? Or just a way to create more varieties?
2. Why some collectors are luckier than others in finding these stamps?
3. How stamps from printer's waste are hitting the market? The waste supposed to end in the trash!
Thanks again.

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michael78651

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21 Dec 2018
11:34:53am

re: About US Errors

1 - What are you called an "error"? What mostly gets out into the market are the "freaks" and "oddities". Errors are usually very scarce.

2 - The same way that some people have the winning lottery jackpot ticket. LUCK.

3 - Pilfering by employees.

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virgilp

21 Dec 2018
12:20:10pm

re: About US Errors

Few examples I thought that a stamps with the following problems are errors:
Die cutting omitted;
Die cutting inverted;
Imperf pair;
Missing color;
Double hologram;
Hologram missing;
etc., etc.

I am not a money collector, but is the same situation with paper money? Are employees pilfering bad banknotes from printing process?

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dani20

21 Dec 2018
02:19:26pm

re: About US Errors

Virgilp,
Michael is exactly right in what he points out, yet the categories that you list (Die cutting omitted; Die cutting inverted;Imperf pair;Missing color;Double hologram;Hologram missing) do contain legitimate errors.

Familiarize yourself with the Scott Catalogue of Errors by Stephan R.Datz for more info on the different types, along with cat. values. The broad area of collecting is called EFO's(Errors,Freaks,Oddities) and we do have members here that are involved in that collecting. (I personally love it, others are turned off by it.)

Good hunting,
Dan C.

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